Journal article

The experience of recovery from schizophrenia: towards an empirically validated stage model

R Andresen, L Oades, P Caputi

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2003


OBJECTIVE: The consumer movement is advocating that rehabilitation services become recovery-orientated. The objectives of this study are to gain a better understanding of the concept of recovery by: (i) identifying a definition of recovery that reflects consumer accounts; and (ii) developing a conceptual model of recovery to guide research, training and inform clinical practice. METHOD: A review was conducted of published experiential accounts of recovery by people with schizophrenia or other serious mental illness, consumer articles on the concept of recovery, and qualitative research and theoretical literature on recovery. Meanings of recovery used by consumers were sought to identify a de..

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